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La Zingara

PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT
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Ranked #1 of 57 restaurants in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Redding, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have eaten here a few times and most recently on Sunday evening for dinner.We were seated promptly and greeted by our waiter however he smelled of cigarette smoke which was of putting. We ordered a selection of appetizers which were wonderful and we were so looking forward to our main meal, our dinner host and my husband both enjoyed... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I stay in Connecticut a lot and have eaten out frequently but have generally been disappointed by the quality of the cooking and prices charged. I asked around and was recommended to try La Zingara. A pleasant and attentive greeter showed us to a table and immediately provided complimentary water, Italian bread and olives with plenty of oil for dipping.... More

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Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have visited La Zingara several times, and I have never had a bad meal or even something marginal. The food here is amazing, and the staff is always knowledgeable and cordial. It's sort of modern-regional Italian and there are many creative and clever twists on the classics. The wine selection is really good as well! I have never gone... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Note to TripAdvisor: La Zingara is listed twice for top rated restaurants for Bethel. What is the distinction between them? We went to their rooftop restaurant, Ecco. Wood fired oven creates some great food and pizza. It is not pizzeria trying to be a casual, classy restaurant, but it is not a restaurant trying to be a pizzeria. They managed... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Fun menu and unique items. Have dined here for dinner and brunch several times. Food is always consistent. A great place to eat, however a little pricey.

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Oxford
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Great evening with friends at the rooftop restaurant. We had a selection of small dishes, all were great (except perhaps the cold quinoa with the salmon!). Overall a good experience, friendly service and nice location.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We go here every couple of months for a special treat. Really nice food, excellent atmosphere and service. They are also often in various promotions, like Bethel Restaurant week, and restaurant.com. Love it, have never been disappointed there. They also have a new rooftop area, which I think it open air in warm weather. Have not yet tried that.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The high rating that this restaurant gets on Trip Advisor and the crowds it enjoys is more reflective of the lack of local competition and excellent food in the surrounding area rather than its culinary excellence. We went last night with another couple, ... All four of us "foodies". Not one of us raved over our meals. I had the... More

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Bethel, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You'd have to look pretty hard to find a better restaurant in the greater Danbury area. They have a great menu that is updated seasonally, the ingredients are fresh and sourced locally as much as possible and the service is friendly, efficient and accommodating. There's also a rooftop offshoot called Ecco which has a open-roofed bar and lighter fare. We've... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Service is wonderful in a trendy location. Food is always delicious and their recommendations for wine are always very good. They have some tried and true dishes and often quite a number or creative combinations that we really enjoy! It can be a little loud in there, but it doesn't bother us at all!

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